RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Jeff Sather Named President and CEO of Freightliner Chassis

Tue Jan 30, 2018

151735012114213.jpgDaimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and CEO of its subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), according to a press release from the Gaffney, South Carolina, firm. Sather will lead all operations in the manufacturer of motorhomes, walk-in vans, school buses and commercial bus chassis in this position, reporting to Jeff Allen, senior vice president of operations and specialty vehicles.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff to the FCCC leadership team and look forward to the ongoing success of the brand and its favorable position in the markets its chassis are manufactured for,” says Allen.

Sather most recently acted as the financial business partner for DTNA’s Operations and Specialty Vehicles group as well as the company’s aftermarket division. He began his career at DTNA in 2001, with previous experience in the automotive business. Sather has a master’s degree in business administration from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. He began his career at DTNA in 2001, with previous experience in the automotive business.

Sather succeeds David Carson as the president and CEO of FCCC. Carson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After leaving FCCC, David took on his current role as president of Western Star Trucks. Carson is also a member of the DTNA operating committee and the chief diversity officer for DTNA.